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Covid-19 Saturday: no deaths, 274 cases

September 19th, 2020 6:49 PM

By Siobhan Cronin

There were 20 additional hospitalisations in the past 24 hours. (Photo: Shutterstock)

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There have been no new deaths reported to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre today.

There has now been a total of 1,792 Covid-19-related deaths in Ireland.

As of midnight Friday, 18 September, the HPSC has been notified of 274 confirmed cases of Covid-19. There is now a total of 32,538* confirmed cases of Covid-19 in Ireland.

Of the cases notified today:

  • 142 are men / 129 are women
  • 65% are under 45 years of age
  • 52% are confirmed to be associated with outbreaks or are close contacts of a confirmed case
  • 52 cases have been identified as community transmission
  • 166 in Dublin, 21 in Cork, 19 in Donegal, 7 in Kildare, 7 in Offaly, 6 in Waterford, 6 in Wicklow, 5 in Louth, 5 in Limerick and 5 in Meath and the remaining 27 cases are located across 12 counties.

The HSE is working to identify any contacts the patients may have had to provide them with information and advice to prevent further spread.

The COVID-19 Dashboard provides up-to-date information on the key indicators of Covid-19 in the community.

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